Male Transformation Of The Week - Thane Wells.

When Thane was in high school he was kinda just looked over. Not really in any kind of group. Not popular ... just there. He promised - never again. See how he went on to gain 20 pounds and lose 6% body fat!

Before Before:
155 lbs
After After:
175 lbs


Vital Stats

Name: Thane Wells
Email: thaneman182@gmail.com
BodySpace: thaneman182

Before:
Height - 6'0"
Weight - 155 Lbs.
Body Fat - 12%

After:
Height - 6'0"
Weight - 175 Lbs.
Body Fat - 6.7%

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How I Did It

When I was in High School I was kinda just looked over. Not really in any kinda of group. Not popular. Just there. When I graduated, and went to college, I promised myself that it would not be like that ever again.

I started lifting my freshman year of college and I weighed 155 pounds, had 12% body fat, and was not strong at all. I had no clue what I was doing, so sometimes I would just go to the gym to watch guys lift so I knew what to do. I did some research and was able to form a lifting plan of my own. Still not knowing much at all, I just started lifting. I started noticing a difference in a matter of weeks. This just made me want it more and more. I was addicted.

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Thane Wells.

It wasn't until later that I learned how every aspect of my life impacted my results in the gym. The food I ate, the amount of sleep I got (which is hard to do in college), lifting legs (which I hated to do at first), drinking a lot of water, and staying as stress free as possible. I tried several different supplements throughout my first two years, which I will get to later.

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Thane Wells.

Currently: I have been lifting for almost 3 years now, weigh 175 pounds, with a 6.7% body fat, and don't regret, in any way, the amount of time I have spent in the gym. My favorite part is knowing that every time I go to the gym I am setting myself apart from others. I put my headphones on and get in the zone. It is all about having fun. If I don't look at the benefits of all the hard work, and if I don't stay focused, I will and have stumbled.

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Thane Wells.


Supplements

Like I said earlier, I have tried several different supplements throughout my lifting career. One of my favorite things to do is try different supplements and see how they work. Some of them I liked more than others. My favorite supplement categories are Pre-workout and Protein supplements. This is a list of things I have tried:

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Thane Wells.


Sample Of A Weeks Diet

Breakfast:

  • A protein shake
  • Eggs (mostly whites)
  • Wheat Bagel with little PB
  • Some Fruit of any kind

Snack:

  • Protein Bar
  • Fruit

Lunch:

  • Protein shake
  • Tuna or chicken breast on wheat with mustard
  • Cottage cheese
  • Fruit and vegetables of any kind

Snack:

  • Protein Bar
  • Fruit

Dinner:

  • Protein shake
  • Tuna or chicken breast on wheat
  • Fruit and vegetables of any kind

Before Bed:

  • Protein Shake
  • Cottage cheese

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Thane Wells.


Sample Of Weeks Training

  • Monday - Chest and Cardio
  • Tuesday - Bi's and Abs
  • Wednesday - Back, Shoulders, and Cardio
  • Thursday - Tri's and Abs
  • Friday - OFF
  • Saturday - Legs and Abs
  • Sunday - Cardio

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Thane Wells.

Exercises:

    I will do my exercises differently about every month. This is to keep my body guessing and using different muscles. By this I mean for example on the bench press I will let the weight down real slow and push it back up real slow. The next month I may push the weight up fast and then let it down slow.

    I also do 3 exercises with a heavy weight 5-8 reps for 4 sets, and then for the fourth exercise of that body part I will do 4 sets of a lighter weight 12-15 reps. (If I can do 8 reps on a heavy set, or 15 reps on a light set, then I move up a weight.) My breaks are just long enough to be able to complete my next set, maybe 1 - 1.5 min.

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    Thane Wells.

    The below workout is when I am going slow both adducting and abducting.

Chest:

Bi's:

Back:

Shoulders:

Tri's:

Legs:

Abs:


Suggestions For Others

If you read any fitness magazine, there is always several sections explaining how to eat when you are training, when to take protein, to lift heavy or light, how many reps, the rests in-between sets, and so on. That is why I am going to go in a different direction on my suggestions.

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Thane Wells.

Have A Good Time:

    First off, I say you have to have a good time. The whole time at the gym has to be fun. It is like a job, if you like it you will want to go, if you hate your job, then going is a hassle. Nobody wants to do something they hate.

    Examples to make it fun would be to listen to music that you like. Cough up 50 bucks and get a 512-mb mp3 player and put some music on it. Music is proven to release "feel good" neurotransmitters in the brain. Second, go with a friend. This will make the time more enjoyable and you will have someone to talk to. You need a spot anyway.

Lift For Yourself:

    Second, lift for yourself. Go to the gym in the mindset that you are going to look, feel and live a lot better. If you go with the intentions of showing off, proving people wrong, or just intimidating people, your inner inspiration will only come from adrenaline and emotion, which only lasts so long.

No Excuses:

    Third, the phrase "Make no Excuses," is huge. If that day you are planning on going to the gym ... GO! Don't make excuses. After the first excuse not to go, I guarantee that it will just get easier to make more excuses. Then the next thing you know is that you are starting from scratch.

    Just remember, if you get to the gym and stand in front of the weights, you're already halfway done. The rest is just lifting a lot of heavy stuff around.

Don't Rely On Supplements:

    Lastly, don't rely on supplementation, that is just a nudge in the right direction.

    Yes, supplements do help (key word being help.) Don't say, well I took my "Muscle Builder" today so I will skip that last set. Your supplement will only work as good as you work yourself. Now on that note, go lift, have fun, work hard, look good, and people WILL notice.

Final Note:

    I am currently pursuing a career in fitness modeling and am in the beginning steps of getting my own website designed; (www.thanefitnessmodel.com © ...coming soon).

    I am also currently starting up a fitness company (Maximum Effort Fitness, Inc. ©) with the leadership of my best friend, that will deal with the launching of its own merchandise. I will post these two website's on my BodySpace at http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/thaneman182/ when they are finished ... so stay posted.

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Thane Wells.


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